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Park City 98: IFC Films Expands; "Next Wave" Confirms "Blood, Guts" Deal

Park City 98: IFC Films Expands; "Next Wave" Confirms "Blood, Guts" Deal

by Eugene Hernandez

At a party in Park City, UT last night, Bravo’s IFC Films revealed expanded
duties for two executives and confirmed the name of the first film be finished
by the company’s Next Wave Films.

While the announcement was not news to some (party invites and ads in indieWIRE
tout the company’s association with the film), the official confirmation that
Blood Guts Bullets and Octane” is the first film finished by Next Wave Films,
a production company founded by Peter Broderick, has been anticipated. At last
night’s party, Broderick proudly showed a teaser trailer for Wednesday night’s
screening and offered that the movie was originally shot and finished on video
for $7,300.

As for the executive announcements, Caroline Kaplan was named Vice President of
Production for IFC Films, and George Lentz was named Director of Film Acquisitions
for Bravo Networks. Citing John Sayles’ “Hombres Armados” as an example, Kaplan
told indieWIRE that she will assume responsibility of the IFC’s involvement in 3 – 5
movies per year at a level of $1 – $4 million per film. The company also recently
reached a similar “partnership” arrangement with Steve Yeager’s Sundance Film,
Divine Trash.” Using the film as a springboard, Yeager will create an original
biographical documentary on filmmaker John Waters.

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